Disaster Dogs of Illinois

"Lending paws in time of need, paws saving lives"

Board of Directors























Sara Alford

President

 Sara is a Security specialist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at a highly sensitive location and Human Remains Detection K-9 Handler. Sara is the primary handler for her K-9 Ryka

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Zac Hammett
Vice President

Zac is a commerce delivery driver for a major shipping carrier and Human Remains Detection K-9 Handler. Zac is the primary handler for his K-9 Freya



Nicole Crawford
Secretary

Nicole is a mother, a commerce delivery driver for a major shipping carrier and Live Find K-9 Handler. Nicole is the primary handler for Disaster Dogs of Illinois K-9 Coyote 





Jackie Rickards
Treasurer

 Jackie is an accomplished Graphic Designer with a B.A. from Elmhurst College. Jackie makes designs for clients across the Chicagoland area. Jackie enjoys her new found love as a Live find K-9 Handler. Jackie is certified in CPR/AED/First Aid and Canine CPR/First Aid. Jackie is the Primary Handler for K-9 Mamba owned by Mikey Hernandez.






William Miller
Founder and Operations Director


A retired Fire Captain and Paramedic, a former Fire Chief and retired US Army combat veteran, Bill is the founder and Operations Director for Disaster Dogs of Illinois, with 33 years in Fire and Emergency Services. Bill is highly trained and experienced in disaster and heavy collapse rescue operations. Bill is the primary K-9 handler for K-9's Echo, Lilly, Ivan and Padme. 

Affiliations:
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Union (Retired), Local F-37
National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR), SARTECH II, Canine SARTECH
National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA)






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